Sligo-based start-up Orreco, which is led by sports scientist and co-founder Dr Brian Moore, has developed unique bio-marker technology that analyses blood and other data in an elite athlete’s body.

Orreco is working with some of the world’s biggest names in sport as well as top clubs like Newcastle United and has appointed major sports stars including Keith Wood as directors. Investors in the company include golfers Graeme McDowell and Padraig Harrington.

The company recently raised US$1m in a funding round that will be invested in further building its software infrastructure and in targeting the huge US market where clients include Nike Running, New Balance, an NBA team and Major League Baseball franchises.

The company has appointed Niall Bruton from Nike, where he was global club business manager for Premier League club Manchester United.

Orreco has also added new board members, including former VP of technology at Tom Killalea and the former managing director of Glanbia John Moloney, who will also chair the board.